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4 Ways to Secure the Internet of Things
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
10/9/2015   Post a comment
As IoT grows, the security risks will grow with it. These simple steps are a place to start.
Do I Want My Car Connected to the IoT?
Mark O'Donnell  
10/8/2015   Post a comment
Answers to some common questions and misconceptions about connected cars.
ITS: Car OEMs See Role as Service Providers
Junko Yoshida  
10/7/2015   Post a comment
Carmakers have been great at playing two cards -- “Safety” and “lower carbon emissions”—to public funding. They are now adding the third card, “mobility as a service,” to cozy up with regulators while re-inventing the industry.
ESC & Kevin Bacon meet New Horizons & Pluto
Max Maxfield  
10/6/2015   Post a comment
What are the odds you know someone who knows someone who designed some of the imaging sensors used on the New Horizons space probe?
A Matter of Life and Death: Why We Must Take IoT Flaws Seriously
Art Swift  
10/6/2015   Post a comment
When vulnerabilities in Internet of Things (IoT) and connected devices are exploited, we’re not just talking about CEOs losing their job – in a worst case scenario these flaws could result in human fatalities.
3 Trends for The New World of Manufacturing
Rob Spiegel  
10/5/2015   Post a comment
On Manufacturing Day, we take a look at the vast changes and top trends in manufacturing happening now.
Why Out-of-Stock Inventory May Kill Electronic Businesses this Holiday Season
Kurt Cavano  
10/5/2015   (1) comment
The holiday season could mean a sales boon for OEMs, but they'll only be able to cash in by delivering the right experience to customers.
Amazon Robotics: IoT In The Warehouse
Pablo Valerio  
10/1/2015   Post a comment
The real magic of robots and the Internet of Things is happening right now at Amazon's vast fulfillment warehouses in the US. See what it's all about, and learn how simple robotics can transform your organization's logistical needs.
EMS Teaches the World About Supply Chain
Brad Knight  
10/1/2015   (1) comment
The outsourced electronics industry supply chain offers a shining example to other industries and we can learn plenty of great lessons by studying how it evolved.
Tools: Finding an Advantage in Modern Business
Babak Ehteshami  
9/30/2015   Post a comment
In trying to gain competitive advantage, the choice of the right tools to support the supply chain and other business decisions may be the most important.
Google Glass & Augmented Reality Benefit Warehouse Operations
Susan Fourtané  
9/29/2015   (1) comment
By 2017, the augmented reality market will grow to $5.2 billion becoming the next big thing in a variety of markets, including logistics and manufacturing.
How the Internet of Things Connects Supply Chain Links
Jennifer Bosavage  
9/23/2015   Post a comment
The advent of IoT is changing things in the supply chain now more than ever before. OEMs are making their supply chains smarter, more flexible, and more easily managed using a variety of Internet-connected approaches.
An Early History of Tools: A Lesson for Industry
Babak Ehteshami  
9/23/2015   Post a comment
A look at the history of tools, especially tools used in war, proves that the tools we choose and use can make the difference between success and failure—especially in terms of innovation and growth of human industry.
JIT: The Promise of Emerging Tech for Electronics Manufacturing
Ariella Brown  
9/22/2015   Post a comment
With the advent of 3D printing, drones, and other emerging digital technologies, manufacturing is increasingly able to deliver on the promise of just in time manufacturing for consumers.
Finding the Value of Mobility in the Supply Chain
Puga Sankara  
9/18/2015   Post a comment
At Technology Association of Georgia (TAG) Supply Chain & Mobility Panel, we started talking about the value of mobility in the supply chain—an important conversation for our industry.
Robotics Take a Place in Manufacturing & Logistics
Logical Link  
9/17/2015   (1) comment
Robots, which have become, smarter, cheaper and faster, are taking on more jobs in manufacturing and logistics facilities.
Cloud Manufacturing for Quick Prototype Production
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
9/17/2015   (1) comment
MacroFab is working to make small-batch manufacturing of printed circuit boards easier and more affordable through the use of what it calls "cloud manufacturing."
Counterfeits Jeopardize Lives & Cost Billions
Joe Longo  
9/17/2015   Post a comment
The public has heard rumors about the serious problem of electronics counterfeits for many years, but the magnitude and complexity of the challenges have only come into sharp focus over the last few years.
Q&A with GloFo CEO: ‘IoT Is No Mystical Animal’
Junko Yoshida  
9/16/2015   Post a comment
PC shipments are going down all over the world. The smartphone market is losing steam. The IC industry is expecting a down year in 2016. Globalfoundries CEO discussed what chip vendors should do about it.
Use Logistics to Maintain a Global Electronics Presence
Mary E. Shacklett  
9/16/2015   Post a comment
The road to success for electronics OEMs are paved with innovative new products. A strong logistics infrastructure and partnerships, though, is also important.
Philips' Home Medicine Connects to Medical Records
R. Colin Johnson  
9/15/2015   Post a comment
Royal Philips (The Netherlands) will unveil its HealthSuite Digital Platform and the apps it has developed to monitor a patients health and transmit that information to existing healthcare databases.
The Importance of Supply Chain Connectivity: A Conversation with RS Components
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
9/15/2015   Post a comment
We sat down with RS Electronics to find out how the distributor went about implementing a supply chain connectivity solution across its supply chain.
10 Kickstarter Projects that Promote Space Exploration
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
9/14/2015   Post a comment
Space, the final frontier, seems to evoke creativity and spark interest. These top performing Kickstarter projects provide a sample of what the best and brightest have developed and gotten funded.
Mobile Tech Extends the Life of Legacy Systems
Puga Sankara  
9/11/2015   Post a comment
A legacy warehouse management system doesn't have to mean that your organization can't take advantage of the latest mobile technologies that help in the warehouse.
Counterfeiting: The Rising Threat to Electronics Manufacturers
Joe Longo  
9/10/2015   Post a comment
Counterfeiting is a real and present danger in the electronics supply chain. Enterprise labeling potentially starts to address the need to track and trace components.
Re-Shoring OEMs Challenged to Meet Expectations of Consumers & Regulators
Linda Li  
9/9/2015   Post a comment
If re-shoring is to succeed, a robust system for handling reverse supply chain management is going to be critcial.
Supply Chain Execution Convergence: The Next Generation of Supply Chains
Susan Fourtané  
9/8/2015   Post a comment
Supply Chain Execution Convergence offers supply chain managers new ways to create end-to-end visibility and the ability to quickly react to disruptions.
Robotics & AI: A Systems Approach
Peter Gasperini  
9/7/2015   Post a comment
Technology giants like Google and Microsoft are taken a run at taking artificial intelligence to a practical and usable level.
IoT Goes Emotional
Junko Yoshida  
9/4/2015   Post a comment
I came across recently a refreshing IoT pitch -- "Emotional Home." The company promoting it is Binatone. The man behind the concept is consumer GPS pioneer Kanwar Chadha.
Preparing for Wearables: IoT in the Supply Chain
Malcolm Ross  
9/4/2015   Post a comment
Tying the Internet of Things to a strategy for mobile device is not only forward-thinking, but gets to the heart of what good supply chain management is all about.
LED Displays Get Wearable
R. Colin Johnson  
9/3/2015   Post a comment
A flexible, stretchable fabric-based light-emitting-diode (LED) display is built into a comfortable fabric by Imec and partners.
Image Tracking Across the Entire Supply Chain
Puga Sankara  
9/3/2015   Post a comment
Image tracking has been a capability that has been included in just about every supply chain solution RFP. Yet, no vendor has delivered yet. Thankfully, that's is changing.
MIT's MultiFab Can 3D Print 10 Different Materials at Once
Ann R. Thryft  
9/1/2015   Post a comment
A team from MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL) has developed a breakthrough new multi-material 3D printer.
Capturing Sweet Success in S&OP
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
8/28/2015   Post a comment
Electronics OEMs talk a good game when it comes to sales and operations planning but implementing can be challenging. However, improvements are are both possible and profitable.
Wearable: ‘Hardware Ponzi Scheme’
Junko Yoshida  
8/27/2015   (4) comments
If “fitness bands are like hardware Ponzi schemes” where device suppliers must sell more and more new hardware while amusing bored users, can this be sustainable?
Smart Trailers Monitor Themselves & More
Mike Maris  
8/21/2015   Post a comment
One of the coolest places we are seeing IoT/M2M technology may be in the logistics areas. Smart trailers are making the whole supply chain smarter.
IoT Dev Platform A One-Stop-Shop for Device Developers
Rich Quinnel  
8/20/2015   Post a comment
Targeting smaller device developers, Redpine Signals has created an IoT development platform that provides a one-stop-shop for device, cloud, and app development.
Cyber Insecurity
Max Maxfield  
8/19/2015   (2) comments
In these uncertain times, designers have to consider security at every point in the system, because each system is only as secure as its weakest link.
Wireless Fast-Charge Tech Enables a World of Possibilities
John Perzow  
8/19/2015   Post a comment
15-watt Qi extension is ready and waiting for mobile phone users, designers, and service providers.
4 Steps to Bring Business Intelligence to Your Supply Chain
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
8/18/2015   Post a comment
Once available only to large OEMs, business intelligence is now affordable and effective for mid-sized business as well. Carefully planning the implementation, though, is important for a good outcome.
The Distribution Channel: Times Are A-Changing
Bruce Gain  
8/18/2015   Post a comment
A variety of factors are changing what customers want from distribution partners. A new study from UPS outlines the four biggest shifts.
10 Reasons Electronics OEMs Should Care About Reviews
Andy Kohm  
8/17/2015   (1) comment
Increasingly, people are considering online reviews whether they are buying for themselves or their organizations. Here are ten reasons why electronics OEMs should be embracing this trend.
Broadcom Tackles 5 Questions on Ethernet in Cars
Junko Yoshida  
8/14/2015   Post a comment
A Broadcom executive answers nagging questions on automotive Ethernet. They include its specific applications inside a car and if it has enough bandwidth to meet ADAS requirements. There’s also concern about Broadcom’s IP, and which car OEMs are already using Ethernet.
4 Ways to Secure the Internet of Things
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
8/14/2015   Post a comment
With convenience and ease of access to data, IoT brings with it considerable security risks. By adopting good habits, users can reduce those hazards.
Why Certify? The Significance of Security Certification
George Japak  
8/14/2015   Post a comment
Although OEMs may worry about the complexity of getting third-party security certifications, there are concrete solutions to every roadblock and the benefits to certification far outweigh the cost.
Wearables a Strange Fit, Says CEA
Rick Merritt  
8/13/2015   Post a comment
Wearables represent a fast growing but highly diverse and fragmented market where winners and losers are hard to call, according to the Consumer Electronics Association.
Bringing IoT to Fruition with Fully Open Source Software
The prpl Palette  
8/13/2015   Post a comment
As a member of prpl Foundation, Qualcomm Atheros supports the enhanced functionality and security of OpenWrt to improve industry and community collaboration.
Putting Hardware Hacking on the OEM Radar
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
8/12/2015   Post a comment
As electronic content crops up in products of all kinds, hardware hacking will become more common than ever before. OEMs need to start looking at new ways to identify counterfeit components.
iPhone 6s Likely To Arrive Sept. 9
Eric Zeman  
8/11/2015   Post a comment
Apple is reportedly ready to reveal the iPhone 6s, along with a new AppleTV, and iPads, during a Sept. 9 event.
10 Kickstarter Projects that Prove Hardware Innovation Isn't Dead
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
8/11/2015   Post a comment
The death of electronics hardware has been highly overblown, if these Kickstarter projects indicate anything. Electronics designers and innovators continue to create new hardware-based electronics--and consumers are wildly enthusiastic.
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